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2009-07-28 12:00:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock (www.stardock.com) announced today that its Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com) digital download platform and the popular MyColors desktop theme software application for Windows(R) have been certified by Microsoft as having successfully passed the "Compatible for Windows 7" certification program. With Impulse, users purchase their game and can then immediately download and install the game through the Impulse client which seamlessly manages...

2009-06-24 12:15:00

- Stardock's DRM technology "GOO" protects PC games from piracy - PLYMOUTH, Mich., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock (www.stardock.com) announced today that publishing partner Paradox Interactive has adopted Stardock's Game Object Obfuscation (GOO) to protect Paradox PC game titles from piracy. Beginning with the Paradox title Majesty 2 and continuing on with other titles for both retail and electronic software sales, Paradox will wrap the games in GOO. Announced by Stardock earlier this...

2009-04-14 13:09:00

Fight for Your Place in the Pantheon with Gas Powered Games' New Real-Time Action Strategy PC Game PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock (www.stardock.com) announced today that its much anticipated PC real-time action strategy game, Demigod, is now available for purchase at most retail outlets in North America as well as available worldwide digitally via Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com) at the same price ($39.95) no matter where the person is located. Developed by renowned...

2009-04-07 12:00:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock (www.stardock.com) announced the third major update to its digital distribution platform, Impulse today. Known as Impulse: Phase 3, the update includes a host of new features.   Impulse Phase 3 includes five major new features that developer Stardock believes will be compelling to both PC users and software publishers. These new features are:   The Impulse client has had its user interface significantly improved and updated...

2009-04-06 12:55:00

- New PC action strategy game to hit retail shelves on April 14 - PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock (www.stardock.com) announced today that the highly anticipated real-time action strategy PC game, Demigod, has gone gold. Demigod is set to hit store shelves in North America on April 14 and will also be available for download on Stardock's digital distribution platform Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com). Pre-orders are now available on Impulse for both the standard edition...

2009-03-31 13:11:00

-- Millionth Impulse User Wins $4,000 Custom Gaming Machine -- PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock announced that its digital download platform, Impulse has exceeded one million customers since its launch last summer. Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com) enables users to purchase and download PC software including games, utilities and applications. The nine-month-old Impulse platform now boasts games from THQ, 2KGames, Atari, Capcom, Dreamcatcher, Epic, Paradox as well as numerous...

2009-03-25 12:23:00

- Impulse Reactor's "Goo" paves way for reselling digitally distributed games, universal re-downloading while providing increased protection for publishers - PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock announced today that the forthcoming update to its digital distribution platform, Impulse, will include a new technology aimed to pave the way to solving some of the common complaints of digital distribution. The new technology, known as Game Object Obfuscation (Goo), is a tool that...

2009-03-17 13:53:00

-- Millionth Impulse User Will Win a $4,000 Gaming PC -- PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock Corporation announced that its digital download platform, Impulse has grown to close to a million users since its launch last summer. Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com) enables users to purchase and download PC software including games, utilities and applications. The nine-month-old Impulse platform now boasts games from THQ, 2KGames, Atari, Capcom, Dreamcatcher, Epic, Paradox as well as...

2009-02-25 12:16:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock Entertainment (http://www.stardock.com) announced today that the micro-expansion to Ironclad's Strategy Game of the Year, Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment, is now ready for download on Stardock's digital download platform, Impulse. Fans that have the original Sins of a Solar Empire installed on their PCs can now purchase the title for $9.95 at http://www.impulsedriven.com . Entrenchment adds a host of new features including...

2009-02-04 12:08:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock launched its most innovative desktop utility application since the popular WindowBlinds today -- Stardock Fences for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The free application from Stardock clears desktop clutter and provides consistency and organization for groups of files on the desktop. Fences allows users to literally "draw" labeled shaded areas on the desktop which become movable & resizable "containers" for desktop icons. These groups...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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